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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:39 PM

GOP offers plan to avoid sequestration by a 10 percent reduction in federal work force [View all]

Source: AL.com

Congressional Republicans are firing back at President Obama's plan to once again delay sequestration, offering instead a proposal that would permanently do away with $1 trillion in cuts without raising taxes.

Senate and House members of the Armed Services Committee presented their plan today. It calls for a 10 percent reduction in the federal work force over the next decade, with the cuts coming from attrition. The plan calls for one federal worker to be hired for every three that leave.

Similar to a GOP bill introduced last year, the plan would fend off the $1 trillion in across-the-board cuts over the next decade - half from defense, the rest from other sources - that are set to trigger March 1.

"This is a way of doing this without cutting defense, without cutting domestically and without raising taxes," said Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Inhofe said the president's proposal of "25 percent domestic (cuts), 25 percent defense (cuts) and then the 50 percent tax increases" were a "non-starter."

Read more: http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/02/gop_offers_plan_to_avoid_seque.html#incart_river_default

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